The Veterans Transition Program (VTP) is a group-based program developed at UBC by psychologists and medical experts to help men and women returning from military service transition to productive civilian life. Close to 1000 veterans have participated in the program to date, all of whom reported benefits. Recent and ongoing research has shown reduced trauma symptoms, decreased depression and increased self-esteem. Approximately 90% of those who complete the program move on to new career opportunities and again become productive, contributing citizens. The VTP is now delivered by the national Veterans Transition Network with research and evaluation still carried out at UBC.
Veterans Transition Program (Canada) is active in BC and nationally through the Veterans Transition Network. Besides UBC, other partners include the Royal Canadian Legion, Veteran Affairs Canada, True Patriot Love, Wounded Warriors and Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.